UM Virtual Reality Lab to Host Open House

Campus, community partners encouraged to come learn how to be involved with emerging technology

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s Virtual Reality Lab is opening its doors next week to anyone interested in anything having to do with virtual reality. The McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement has partnered with Jackson-based VR company Lobaki to introduce faculty, staff, students and community partners to the numerous, possibleRead the story …

Music Memories Inspire Podcast by UM Professor, Alumnus

Podcast uses conversations around music to build common ground

OXFORD, Miss. – Hunter Taylor and Ryan Miller built a friendship around shared musical memories and experiences – now they hope to do the same for others with their new podcast. Episodes of the podcast, which is called “Same Side of the Tracks,” feature conversations with guests centered around the music that has played a significantRead the story …

‘Out in the Grove’ to Celebrate LGBTQ Community

June 12 event to welcome community, provide resources for all

OXFORD, Miss. – After a year without an official pride celebration on the University of Mississippi campus and in the larger community, the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies is bringing the annual celebration of the LGBTQ community to the center of campus – the Grove. “Out in the Grove: A Pride Celebration”Read the story …

Faculty Members Awarded for Community-Engaged Work

Office of Community Engagement recognizes, rewards projects that emphasize community well-being

OXFORD, Miss. – This year’s Excellence in Community Engagement Awards recognized three organizations led by University of Mississippi faculty and staff that are making a significant impact on the well-being of many in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community and across Mississippi. “The award is to recognize excellence in community-engaged work, particularly projects that have been impactful inRead the story …

UM Announces Website Rebuild Project

New site to provide better accessibility, search and management tools, as well as dynamic interface

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi is undertaking a complete redesign of its website in an effort to make the university’s virtual front door better reflect the reputation of its physical campus and to provide a more seamless digital experience for all users. The redesign project, which will completely transform the olemiss.edu website, isRead the story …

Nationwide Now: Continuing Critical Conversations

UM Dialogues on Diversity series facilitates civil discourse around critical issues

OXFORD, Miss. – As the nation reckoned with inequities in race, health care, policing, politics and education – all amid a global pandemic – one University of Mississippi division led real-time community conversations in hopes of bringing communities together. The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement‘s Dialogues on Diversity series steered into the uncertainty ofRead the story …

Isom Center Names 2021-23 Fellows

Fellowship emphasizes interdepartmental collaboration in gender and sexuality research

OXFORD, Miss. – The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies has awarded grants to six University of Mississippi faculty members for their ongoing research and academic efforts in the areas of gender and sexuality. The recipients – Yvette Butler, Jaye Davidson, Tyler Gillespie, Owen Hyman, Diane Marting and Joseph Wellman – are theRead the story …

McLean Institute Teams with Pontotoc Leaders to Help Small Businesses

M Partner event aims to connect business owners with resources and funds

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement is teaming up with the Pontotoc Chamber of Commerce and a bevy of state agencies to help local businesses get access to resources and funding through the CARES Act and other small business programs. Lenders from First Choice Bank, RenasantRead the story …

UM Named Voter Friendly Campus

Efforts from voting programs aim to increase education, registration

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has been designated as a Voter Friendly Campus this semester, a recognition given to campuses nationwide that plan and implement practices to encourage students to register and vote. The designation comes as a result of the work of voting ambassadors across campus and the Division of Diversity andRead the story …

Chancellor’s Wellness Challenge Encourages, Rewards Holistic Health

Students have opportunities to engage in self-care activities, wellness events throughout 19-day challenge

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi launched its new Chancellor’s Wellness Challenge this month as a part of the university’s ongoing efforts to bring holistic wellness to the forefront of students’ minds. The 19-day challenge encourages students to take care of their mental, physical and emotional health by offering prizes for self-care activities andRead the story …